Washington School District Will Once Again Ask Voters for More Funding

The Washington School District will once again ask voters for more funding on the April 2nd ballot. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday December 4, 2012, the board discussed exactly how they would go about asking for the money. While no ballot language was officially decided, Superintendent Dr. Lori Van Leer says Proposition R will put two options before voters. The first option will ask if the board should borrow $9 million more to modernize classrooms and infrastructure, construct an early childhood center on the Washington West campus, and renovate existing school facilities. The second option asks voters if the district should borrow $40 million for the purpose of building a new middle school and making improvements district wide. The first option will include no property tax increases, while the second will ask for a $0.25 increase, a figure greatly reduced since the last levy was proposed.


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